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Suspected Poacher Shot Dead After Killing Rhino in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Wildlife rangers in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province have shot and killed a suspected rhino poacher. A suspected rhino poacher was reportedly shot and killed by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife rangers in the Ndumo Game Reserve. Tragically, a female white rhino had already been butchered and her front horn hacked out. This was apparently the second rhino […]

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Rhino Death Toll for 2011 Reaches 71 in South Africa

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The carnage continues. South Africa National Parks (SANParks) announced today that the body count for the country’s rhinos has already reached 71 since the beginning of the year. Less than ten days ago, the figure was at 51. During the same time period, 64 people have been arrested in connection with rhino horn crimes. Rhishja […]

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South Africa Discloses Grim Rhino Poaching Numbers for 2011

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A troubling tally from South Africa. South Africa’s rhino killing epidemic continues to escalate: The country’s Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has announced that at least 51 of the country’s iconic pachyderms have been slaughtered for their horns since the beginning of the year. In addition, 44 suspects have been arrested in connection […]

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KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Staff Suspected of Rhino Horn Trafficking and Poaching Involvement

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More insider involvement uncovered in the rhino crisis. At least five KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife employees have been implicated in the rhino killing epidemic that has gripped South Africa. Two employees were arrested last year, and three more suspended. According to a statement issued by the Democratic Alliance, the activities suggest that “a cover-up” has taken […]

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South Africa: 21 Rhinos Slaughtered in January 2011

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The assault on South Africa’s rhinos continues. A sobering announcement released today by South African National Parks (SANParks) confirms that the country’s iconic rhinos are still being slaughtered at an alarming rate. SANParks’ CEO David Mabunda confirmed that 21 rhinos have been killed in South Africa during the month of January. It was also stated […]

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Rhino Killed in KwaZulu-Natal: Sixth in South Africa for 2011

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Rhinos continue to fall victim to myths, greed, and corruption. The continued use of illegal rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine has claimed the life of another rhino in South Africa. The rhino was found near Ntambanana, in KwaZulu-Natal. This killing is the sixth for the year in South Africa, which already lost 333 of […]

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